SALISBURY FC boss Steve Claridge is frustrated that only 455 supporters came out to watch his side score eight past Cirencester Town.

The Whites had an attendance of 995 for the defeat against Poole Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday. Meaning that 540 people did not come back to the Ray Mac for the rout against the Gloucestershire side on Tuesday night.

With the Whites boss saying: “I am really disappointed with the crowd.

“If all it takes is one bad result for people not to turn up, then it’s a pretty poor show.”

But added: “To everyone tonight that showed up (against Cirencester) they were fantastic and we really appreciate their backing.

“I don’t really know what people are looking for and they have missed out, because it’s the best £9 anyone will ever spend.”

The Whites changed their formation for the game against Cirencester, opting for three at the back to allow more attacking players to flourish.

Claridge said that he set the team out to get goals saying that he knew it was not going to be a no score draw.

But added: “It’s not a system that I would apply all the time.”

The player-manager also said that he wanted a reaction from the players following Saturday’s result and said: “In this game I really wanted to go out there and make a real good go of it and give the people that turned up a good game of football to watch and make it entertaining – and that’s what we did.”

Salisbury play away at Yate Town in the league on Saturday, September 23 and Claridge said: “We’ve got to make sure we go out on Saturday and get the job done properly.

“It’s getting that belief back in the side.

“We are looking stronger now and everyone now looks